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Starkeys BBQ

#1,007 of 3,694 Restaurants in San Diego
#1,117 of 4,185 Places to Eat in San Diego
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3231 Mission Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92119
858-488-2227
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8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Wed - Mon 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner

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  • 11
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A Nice Local Spot

My husband, infant daughter and I walked over for breakfast one day and came back for a sandwich another. Amazing service and a very nice patio. The food was simple and tasty with great daily deals.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
katoe
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Cleveland, Ohio
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Cleveland, Ohio
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

My husband, infant daughter and I walked over for breakfast one day and came back for a sandwich another. Amazing service and a very nice patio. The food was simple and tasty with great daily deals.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Restaurant was basically empty except for the bartender/waiter's friends who all had their cars parked in the 15 minute unloading zone out front. They spent most the time out front talking while we sat inside waiting for someone to take our order. Bar was cluttered with papers, briefcase, video game controllers, seems the staff just us the place as their... More 

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Regina
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Saw a sign outside this restaurant saying 1/2 burgers and beer between 3:00 and 6:00. Thought we give it a try. Very glad we did. Had two wonderful burger platters and two cold beer for less than $20.00. The blue cheese and jalapeño burger is great. Went back the next morning for their $1.99 breakfast burrito. Quite large,tasty and filling.... More 

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Akron, Ohio, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

The pulled pork was smokey and delicious. Gourmet flavor without the $$ signs you would expect for the quality of the food. The Rosemary Garlic Fries are delicious as well!! You have to check it out!!

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Tucson, Arizona
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

This place is always a sure stop every beach visit! The owner is so nice and very accommodating to the public! They have great food specials and will make about anything you ask for to your liking. You can't beat the fresh ingredients and meals made to order anywhere else. Excellent tortillas. The prices are unbelievably low all the time... More 

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Alberta, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We were looking at the menu posted outside the restaurant when the waitress said come in it's good food. So we did. All their burgers are doubles and they were great! There's a small patio where we sat and enjoyed the evening breeze.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

I'll begin by saying that it isn't completely fair for people from Georgia to review barbecue in California. First, the service was superb, friendly and helpful. But the food, though fairly priced for the beach, was really just average. The Super Pig sandwich, and the baby-back ribs both came slathered in a mediocre BBQ sauce, which was too sweet, and... More 

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Read the reviews on here and tried for lunch, big servings friendly staff and very reasonable going to try breakfast in the morning

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Palmdale, California
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159 reviews 159 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Starkey's owner is using his/her head by opening his BBQ joint at 8 a.m. for breakfast. Nothing else open for the body boarders' and beach goer's heading to Mission Beach. Sat outside on the sidewalk tables enjoying our pancakes, waffles and Dave's Special Scramble. Cost reasonable and service by the only person in the restaurant Juan who cooked and served... More 

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Hollister, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

After driving all day enjoying (not) the Southern California traffic, took the family for dinner. This little place was walking distance from our condo. Overall, the food was good but not great. One son loved his BBCB burger. All burgers are big with two quarter pound patties. My other son liked his h5-Oh shredded chicken sandwich. My wife and I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3231 Mission Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92119
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: 858-488-2227

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?